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Performance of optical structural vibration monitoring systems in experimental modal analysis
2021-02-15

A considerable research effort has been spent in recent years on the development of machine vision techniques for structural vibration monitoring. However, experimental modal analysis relying on the measurement of input force and the resulting structural response towards the full dynamic characterisation of structures has not been previously investigated in this context. In our recent paper we have explored the performance of optical vibration monitoring systems in experimental modal analysis in which the excitation force comes from an instrumented hammer.

Gait adaptations in walking with a virtual reality avatar
2020-07-15

Virtual reality can be a powerful tool enabling human locomotion studies, assuming it offers ecological validity against real-world settings. In our latest paper we have provided some of the first evidence for the applicability of virtual reality in research on pedestrian gait coordination while overground walking in dyads.

Postdoc position available
2020-10-26

We have a full-time postdoc position available for 43 months, starting on February 1st, 2021. The postdoc will support activities undertaken within the project "Development of advanced pedestrian structural loading models calibrated with data from in situ measurements" funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

Full details on this opportunity are available here in Polish and here in English.

Fully-funded PhD position available
2021-01-20

We have a fully-funded PhD position available for 42 months, starting on March 1st, 2021. The PhD student will support activities undertaken within the project "STRIDE - Development of advanced pedestrian structural loading models calibrated with data from in situ measurements" funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

Full details on this opportunity are available here.

STRIDE - Our flagship project
2020-05-25

Walking is a seemingly simple everyday activity serving to move the body in space. This is achieved by pushing feet against the ground hence generating ground reaction forces. The nature of these forces is well understood – we are pushing up against the ground to support the body against the action of gravity, we are pushing back to propel the body forward, and we are pushing sideways to enable bipedal gait and ensure that balance is maintained. Nevertheless, modelling pedestrian ground reaction forces remains a challenge in the structural engineering community.

Commencing countdown...
2020-05-21

We are gearing up for the opening of our lab on September 1st, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news - we will post regular updates on our activities.